Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. CONTRIBUTED BY JOEY IVANSCO
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Things to do in and around Atlanta: Dec. 13-21

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, ETC.

Stone Mountain Christmas. Through Jan. 5. $20 for parking or $40 for an annual pass. Tickets to Stone Mountain Christmas start at $29.95. Note: For Snow Mountain (featuring 18 lanes of daytime tubing fun) a separate ticket is required for two-hour tubing sessions and all-day access to play area at Snow Mountain. Snow Mountain tickets start at $34.95, and the attraction continues through Feb. 23. Combo packages start at $49.95. Discounts available online. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. stonemountainpark.com.

“Winter Wonderland.” Decorated trees and displays showcase the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events from around the world. Through Jan. 12. Museum admission $18-$20. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Through Jan. 11. $20-$45 admission depending on age and whether it’s a peak night: $16.95 adult or child admission after 9 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. 404-876-5859, atlantabg.org.

Duluth Festival of Trees at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Through Jan. 4. Included with museum admission: $10; $8 senior citizens; $7 ages 2-12; train rides $3 on operating days. Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-476-2013, train-museum.org.

Magical Nights of Lights at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Nightly from 5-10 p.m. Through Jan. 5. Prices starting at $42 per vehicle. Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, 7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 678-304-3120, lanierislands.com/margaritaville.

Holiday at the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. Select dates through Jan. 5. Prices starting at $43.19. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. 770-739-3400, sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Callaway Resort & Gardens Fantasy in Lights. Starting nightly at 6 p.m. (Closing hours flex daily.) Through Jan. 4. Prices starting at $10.50 for children and $21 for adults. 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain. 844-512-3826, callawaygardens.com.

Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s International Winter Wonderland. 6-10 p.m. (open until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays). Through Jan. 5. Prices starting at $14 for children and $18 for adults. Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta. 404-223-4000, gwcca.org/copholiday.

Macy’s Pink Pig. Through Jan. 5. Each ride costs $3, with discounts for multi-ride tickets: two rides for $5.50; three rides for $7.50. Lenox Square upper-level parking deck, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-231-2796 or 404-231-2959, visitmacysusa.com/article/macys-pink-pig.

Santa’s Fantastical. A whimsical indoor wonderland which merges timeless traditions with technology and immersive visuals. Attractions include Unicorn Dreams, Candy Cane Vortex, visits with Santa in his Chateau, live dance performances by the Fantasticals and more. Through Jan 5. $19.95-$34.95; seasonal passes $49.95; ages 2 and younger are free. Perinter Pointe, 1155 Mount Vernon Highway, #300, Atlanta. SantasFantastical.com.

Fernbank After Dark Holiday Party. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Dec. 13. Free with museum admission, $20. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300, fernbankmuseum.org.

Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Festival. Includes more than 100 local arts and crafts vendors. 4-9 p.m. Dec. 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 14. $1; ages 12 and younger free. City of Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. jrmmanagement.com.

Christmas at Piedmont Church Arts & Craft Show. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 14. Free. 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. 770-423-1330, piedmonthchurch.tv.

“Santa Paws Nights.” Where your furry friend can pose for a free photo with Santa. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. SunTrust onUp Experience, The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Avenue SE, Suite 110, Atlanta. onupmovement.suntrust.com.

Hanukkah on Main Street. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 19. Free. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. atlantajcc.org.

Theatrical Outfit’s “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” features in Shaun MacLean and Deadra Moore. CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY GARDNER
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PERFORMING ARTS

Cirque du Soleil: “Volta.” Through Jan. 5. $49-$275. Under the big top at Atlantic Station, 241 20th St., Atlanta. cirquedusoleil.com/volta.

»»RELATED: Take a look at our preview of “Volta”

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Through Dec. 29. $15-$35. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

“A Christmas Carol.” The Alliance Theatre’s 30th annual production Atlanta actor David de Vries returning in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Through Dec. 24. $25-$100; $17.50-$70 ages 17 and younger. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-5000, alliancetheatre.org.

“Christmas Canteen 2019.” A nostalgic revue of classic holiday songs and hits. Through Dec. 23. $30-$80. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

“Invasion Christmas Carol 2019.” Charles Dickens meets there’s-no-telling-who in the group’s annual improvisational holiday show. Through Dec. 28. $25.50-$49.50. Dad’s Garage, 569 Ezzard St., Atlanta. 404-523-3141, dadsgarage.com.

“Narnia.” Through Jan. 12. 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 2 p.m and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. $22-$50. 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-1110. serenbeplayhouse.com.

RELATED: Read our review of “Narnia”

“Waffle Palace Christmas.” A sequel to Horizon’s hit “The Waffle Palace,” this show revisits the beloved restaurant chain from a Yuletide perspective. Through Dec. 29. $27-$50. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta. 404-584-7450, horizontheatre.com.

“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.” A “Pride & Prejudice”-inspired family event. Through Dec. 29. $15-$51. 678-528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org.

“Cinnamon GRITS.” The holiday sequel to “GRITS: Girls Raised in the South” centers on tales of holiday soirées and endearing family dysfunction. Through Dec. 20. $15-$34. ART Station, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain. 770-469-1105, artstation.org.

“This Wonderful Life.” A one-man version of the Christmas classic. Through Dec. 23. $20-$30. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

RELATED: Read our review of the Aurora Theatre production of “This Wonderful Life”

“Christmas With the Crawfords.” Based on the actual Christmas Eve live radio broadcast from Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion in 1949. Through Dec. 21. $15-$25. Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave., Atlanta. outfronttheatre.com.

“Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.” Through Dec. 23. $15-$47. Atlanta Shakespeare Company at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St.NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre: “The Nutcracker.” Through Dec. 22. $24-$42. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

“Santa After Hours.” Through Dec. 21. $21.20. Out of Box Theatre, Artisan Resource Center, 585 Cobb Parkway S., Marietta. 678-653-4605, www.outofboxtheatre.com.

“Madeline’s Christmas.” Through Dec. 31. $12-$15. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-584-7450, www.horizontheatre.com.

Atlanta Ballet: “The Nutcracker.” Through Dec. 24. $35-$140. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

“A Tuna Christmas.” Two actors portray all of the folks of the small Texas town of Tuna as it celebrates the holiday. Dec. 13-29. $35. Georgia Ensemble Theatre at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 770-641-1260, get.org.

“Ella Enchanted.” Dec. 13-Jan. 5. $21-31; $16-$26 ages 3-12. Synchronicity Theatre, One Peachtree Pointe Complex, 1545 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-484-8636, synchrotheatre.com.

“Black Nativity.” An African American telling of the Nativity story, written by acclaimed poet and playwright Langston Hughes. Dec. 13-15. $36-$66. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. www.cobbenergycentre.com.

Atlanta Dance Theatre: “The Nutcracker.” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15. $17.50-$27.50. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 404-438-3028, atlantadancetheatre.org.

Ballethnic Dance Company: “Urban Nutcracker.” 2 pm. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14; 3 p.m. Dec. 15. $30-$60. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta. Act II - Winter Wonderland, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Dec. 20 with a discount for schools and senior citizens, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur. 404-762-1416, ballethnic.org.

Fox Theatre Holiday Extravaganza. 14th annual celebration of the beloved Mollër organ with entertainment and activities that pay tribute to both “Mighty Mo” and the Fox Theatre’s rich history. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Free. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: CeeLo Green performs on stage during The DKMS Love Gala 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street on May 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for DKMS)
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for DKMS

MUSIC

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s “Messiah.” With the Chamber Chorus. The orchestra also performs Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate” and Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”). 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $20-$69. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

CeeLo Green: Holiday Hits Tour. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $30-$115. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Afro Soca Love. 9 p.m. Dec. 13. $15. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Chuck Leavell, Randall Bramblett Band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. $35-$40. Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen. www.milltownmusichall.com.

Taylor Martin’s Songdogs, Donna Hopkins Band, Barb Carbon & the Black List. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13. $15. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Twin Peaks. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13. $20. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Nghtmre. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $29.50-$50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Trigger Hippy. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $20-$22. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

The Nixons, Sponge. 7 p.m. Dec. 13. $20. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale. Tom Key, artistic director of Theatrical Outfit, will join the Atlanta Master Chorale for this annual holiday concert. 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14; 4 p.m. Dec. 15. $15-$35. Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. www.atlantamasterchorale.org.

V-103 Winterfest. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. $54-$123. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Cat Fantastic, Cate Moore. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Celtic Woman with the ASO. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. $39.50-$109.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. atlantasymphony.org.

Doublewide, the Harraway Brothers. 8:45 p.m. Dec. 14. $20. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

The Spill Canvas. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. $18. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Daughters & Health, Show Me the Body. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. $22. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Issues. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. $25-$32.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

MYFEVER, Brother Moses. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. $10. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

“Christmas with The Cherokee Chorale.” Including selections by John Rutter and Ola Gjeilo, a medley of songs by John Williams from the movie “Home Alone,” and audience favorites such as “Do You Hear What I Hear?”. With guest choirs from Sequoyah High School (Saturday) and Etowah High School (Sunday). 5 p.m. Dec. 14; 4 p.m. Dec. 15. $15; $5 students. Canton First United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road, Canton. www.cherokeechorale.org.

Coro Vocati. Choral ensemble’s holiday concert will be filled with familiar songs and some lesser-known tunes as they present a program of hymns, carols and other seasonal music. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. $10-$20. Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain. 3 p.m. Dec. 15. $10-$25. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. www.corovocati.org.

The Johns Creek Chorale: “Joy, Joy Joy: Christmas With the Chorale.” Twelve pieces sung by the full Chorale, the Chamber Choir, and the Tapestry Women’s Ensemble, including versions of “Silent Night” and God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” and Dan Forrest’s “See Amid the Winter Snow.” 3 p.m. Dec. 15. $15; senior citizen and military discounts available at the door. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. thejohnscreekchorale.com.

Johnny D, Stonelighter, Buzzard Cult. 8 p.m. Dec. 15. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Squirrel Nut Zippers. 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 15. $32-$42. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Upon a Burning Body. 6 p.m. Dec. 15. $16. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

In Flames. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. $32-$35. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Choral Guild of Atlanta: “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.” A concert of Christmas songs written by Jewish composers. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. $15; $12 senior citizens; $10 students. Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Drive, Atlanta. 404-223-6362, www.cgatl.org.

Amy Guess. 8 p.m. Dec. 17. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Suzy Bogguss. 8 p.m. Dec. 18. $40-$55. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Miss Alyssa, Freshpow, Debra Lynn Rodriguez. 8 p.m. Dec. 19. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Glenn Jones. 8 p.m. Dec. 19. $30-$45. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Morbid Angel. 8 p.m. Dec. 19. $30-$37.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. www.thebuckheadtheatreatl.com.

Vrsty, The Northern, A Scent Like Wolves. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Dwele. 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 20-21. $40-$50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Fabio Frizzi. 7 p.m. Dec. 20. $25. The Masquerade, 75 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

The Murphs. 8 p.m. Dec. 20. $10-$15. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. www.centerstage-atlanta.com.

Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $54.50-$103.50. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. statefarmarena.com.

Snoop Dogg. 8 p.m. Dec. 20. $59.75-$89.75. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Table for Two, Aspen Anonda, Sofia Caterina. 9 p.m. Dec. 20. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

The Vegabonds. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $14. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Georgia Boy Choir. A seasonal tradition, as all five ensembles perform sacred classics, Christmas carols and other holiday tunes. 7 p.m. Dec. 20-21. $15-$40. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. www.georgiaboychoir.org.

Tyler Childers. 9 p.m. Dec. 21. $35.50-$56. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta. www.tabernacleatl.com.

Otis and the Elevators, Downtown Abby & the Echoes, Creature Comfort. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21. $8. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Yacht Rock Holiday Spectacular. 8 p.m. Dec. 21. $25-$55. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, cocacolaroxy.com.

Yellow Roses, Rickolus. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. $7. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Rabble, Al Dente, Daniel Arnold. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. $7. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Stanky Stomp, a daytime dance party. 1 p.m. Dec. 22. $50. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

Musiq Soulchild. 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 22-23. $60-$80. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

King James, Thea Jones, Bri Feel. 8 p.m. Dec. 23. $10. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. smithsoldebar.com.

Photos of the landscape, family, her children and the unique, haunted dimension to the South are components of the High Museum exhibition “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings,” which includes “Deep South, Untitled (Scarred Tree)” (1998). Photo credit: copyright Sally Mann
Photo: For the AJC

VISUAL ARTS

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.” Through Feb. 2. $14.50, ages 6 and above; free, children 5 and younger and members. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta 404.733.4444, www.high.org.

»»REVIEW: Read our review of “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings”

“Looking Forward.” Works by member artists. Through Feb. 15. Kudzu Art Zone, 116 Carlyle St., Norcross. 770-840-9844, kudzuartzone.org.

“#InHonor: Monoliths.” Through Feb. 7. Free. Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 4600 Cascade Road, Atlanta. 404-333-0312, adawkinsgallery.com.

Romare Bearden: “Profile.” A lyrical, impressionist portrait of Bearden’s life and the experience of African Americans during the Great Migration from the South. Through Feb. 2. $14.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4400, www.high.org.

“Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment.” Commemorating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Through Jan. 31, 2021. $9-$21.50. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com.

Georgia Working Artist Project exhibitions. Cosmo Whyte, through Jan. 11. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

“Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic.” Explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created “The Dark Crystal’s” mythical world of Thra. Museum admission is $12.50, but it’s free with a ticket to the Center’s Family Series shows. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. www.puppet.org.

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